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3:55 am on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Do you remember what it felt like to get your 1st check for your efforts on the www?

For ME it was like FREE $

4:00 am on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My first order is framed and on the wall beside me. I was tickled. Still am.

::giggle::

5:02 am on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, my first check was for $2.34 after six months of hard work online. I gleefully announced it and displayed it at the family dinner table. Everyone sneered and looked at it like <expletive>. I put it aside to frame it but lost it, or maybe the dog ate it.

But I was delighted. The cogs of the money machine had begin to turn.

[edited by: lawman at 5:06 am (utc) on Jan. 18, 2003]
[edit reason] obvious expletive [/edit]

12:12 pm on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Oooooh yeah!
5 years ago from the first company, in the biggest industry around here, to get into the www.
12:15 pm on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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having mine about 1 meter away from me :)

After consideration i might not even cash it in :)

(Do i still have to pay tax on it?) ;)

4:11 pm on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My First Check was about $50... this is during the peak of dotcom boom when the media was full of amazing stories about the 20 something dotcom multimillionres ...

I was soooo excited i showed it to all my friends...everyone were amazed that their buddy is also a dotcom hero but hey in a tiny scale :)

6:33 pm on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My first WWW check (we spell it "cheque") was for $120. Quickly drove to the bank and deposited it at the local bank :)
6:41 pm on Jan 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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mine was for a site design...

check for $750.00

I was soo stoked that I actually was "in business" in the end, I only marginally profited since I was such a nice guy that that price included total design, e-mails, hosting for 2 years, domain reg for two years, driving time, presentation costs.... the list goes on and on...

it was still nice to get that check.

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I remember the first project I worked on for a client. I think they sold martini olives, lithographs, and a couple different random things. I remember the first listings I was able to get them and the first check I received from them.

I also remember the first check I got for my affiliate sites. I think it was around $300 or so for a month. It has only been uphill since then.

4:53 am on Jan 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My first WWW check (we spell it "cheque")

Same here, results from a British Empire ... :)

My 1st check is only $17 something! The bank took some and left only a bit for me. But the feeling is fantastic.

The company who give me the check is a banners pay per click advertising company like valueclick. It is called EADS (Electronic Advertising). But now when you visit eads.com it is 'European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company'. Go Bankrup? I think so. Because I trust this EADS for paying all my tiny checks for a few month, so I decide to hold the payment until it reach 100. So when I collects until $60+ for 3 months, my account is canceled! Claiming that I cheat because there are 5 days when the traffic is high and so the click through is high! Wow ...

Ever heard of other same kind of advertising company? There is one called safe-audit.com which also out of business now. And another pay?nickel.com or something (forget forget ...) ohhh and another one which is still alive, but without advertisers :) ClickAgents.com which has been acquire by valueclick.

Revenue from pay per click are history for me, so as for many people. The '.com bubble' burst ... last time when we say pay per click, they pay us, but now when we speak on it, WE PAY (overture, google adwords, looksmart ...)

--> The trend is towards Pay Per Performance --> --> -->
No Perfomance --> No $$$$$ :(
With Performance --> LOTS OF $$$$ :)

3:48 pm on Jan 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My first WWW related check:D

I was working part-time for a consulting firm in mid 1999 during my last year of college. My time was worth $400/hour. For my first project, I ended up putting in about 6 hours. The company got the check, and they paid me $13/hour. After working 20 hours/week, my first pay check was just under $200...at the time, it was wonderful as my friends from school were getting right around $10/hour for their internships:)

4:49 pm on Jan 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ages ago, 10.93 all eaten up by banking commissions for cashing a foreign check. Framing would have been better ...
5:06 pm on Jan 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Im supposed to get money?

walks off grumbling rethinking plans

7:17 am on Jan 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I receive my first cheque(same as Jamesyap) 1 month ago.. but yet I'm still waiting for the bank to clear it... so it is not in my pocket yet..
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my fist check was over 2 years ago or somethign like that.it was $50 and it was for 6 months work or more. at that time i only had free wqebsite to promote . it was from web company i still work and get regular checks.free web money rules . although i worked hard to get all started, now it jsut goes alone :)i am still working for that company (reselling) and it is my dream job :)
 

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